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7E-Soldiers-Homecoming


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
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TAPE#=97-67
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After seven months away from friends and family a troop of Southside soldiers arrived home Saturday night. Tina Tenret was in Greensboro for the homecoming.
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SUPER=01-Sgt. Recardo Faulkner/Returning Soldier; :06
SUPER=01-Chenaldra Moore/Soldier's Girlfriend; :12
SUPER=03-Bosnia/April; :16
SUPER=01-First Lt. Matt Ritchie/Returning Soldier; :29
SUPER=01-Ann Marie Thackston/Soldier's Wife; :48
SUPER=01-Jon Thackston/Returning Soldier; 1:02
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((The peacekeepers were greeted at the airport with loud cheers, homemade banners, and emotional embraces.
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SOT 4:16:14
IN Q=I'm overjoyed

((SGT. RECARDO FAULKNER/RETURNING SOLDIER: I'M OVERJOYED. I'M GLAD TO BE BACK HERE, CLOSE TO HOME. I'M JUST HAPPY TO BE BACK. TINA TENRET/NEWS 7: HOW DO YOU FEEL? CHENALDRA MOORE: I'M HAPPY, I'VE GOT HIM IN MY ARMS.))
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In Bosnia, the Danville national guard unit earned awards for uncovering land mines, patrolling the streets and delivering supplies.
First Lieutenant Matt Ritchie had a little gift waiting for him when he returned.
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SOT 4:20:43
IN Q=I'm interested

((FIRST LIEUTENANT MATT RITCHIE/RETURNING SOLDIER: I'M INTERESTED IN GETTING MORE ACQUAINTED WITH MY BOY ANDREW. I CAME HOME ON LEAVE AND HE WAS BORN. MY WIFE WAS EXPECTING WHEN I LEFT.))
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Many of these men plan to enjoy time off with their families before returning to their civilian jobs.
Even that might take some getting used to.
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SOT 4:29:00
IN Q=It's going to be

((ANN MARIE THACKSTON/SOLDIER'S WIFE: IT'S GOING TO BE SOME READJUSTING HAVING SOMEONE BACK LIVING WITH YOU AND BEING THERE 24 HOURS A DAY, SO THAT'S GOING TO BE A NICE ADJUSTMENT. TINA TENRET/NEWS7: OKAY AND WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO NOW THAT YOU'RE HOME? SGT. JON THACKSTON/RETURNING SOLDIER: HUNTING SEASON, THAT WON'T BE LONG, AND JUST BEING FREE.))
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Several soldiers say this is the happiest they've been in seven months.
Tina Tenret, News7.))

7Economic-Development


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-52)
GRAPHIC=Business News


Roanoke's leaders want to improve the region's economy so they are following the example set by Chattanooga, Tennessee.
A group of about 30 people from the Roanoke region will be in Chattanooga until Tuesday, talking with business and city officials.
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SOT 10:34:00
IN Q=THEY HAVE A

((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: THEY HAVE A SIMILAR ECONOMIC BASE TO ROANOKE. THEY'RE A RAIL ROAD COMMUNITY THAT SITS NESTLED IN THE MOUNTAINS SO THEIR ECONOMIC BASE, THEIR GEOGRAPHY IS SIMILAR TO OURS SO WE'RE REALLY GOING TO SEE WHAT IT IS THEY'VE DONE.))
SUPER=01-Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council;
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Chattanooga has revitalized its downtown area, brought in new industries and increased tourism.
Regional leaders say these are all areas in which the Roanoke Valley needs to improve.
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7VMI


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A quarterly progress report from the Virginia Military Institute is due in federal court today.
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It's the first report since the inaugural coed cadet class enrolled at the Lexington school last month.
A few of the first 30 women have left -- including one who was suspended two semesters for striking an upperclassman.
V-M-I has its own watchdog group, the Officer of the Guard Association, that keeps close tabs on the Rat Line and how women are treated.
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7Abortion-Rights


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


A national abortion rights group will hold a news conference today in Arlington to endorse Democratic candidate for governor Don Beyer.
The differences between Beyer and Republican Jim Gilmore are fuzzy in some areas -- but not abortion.
Beyer supports abortion rights. Gilmore favors abortion restrictions.

7E-Danville-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=97-65
GRAPHIC=Fire


Ryan's Steakhouse in Danville was heavily damaged during a fire.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


Firefighters say a short in a fluorescent light sparked the fire in the attic.
The middle of the roof caved in, but other parts of the restaurant suffered only smoke damage.
No one was injured.
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7weather


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Taking a look at your back to work forecast...
Partly sunny skies with highs in the mid to upper 70's. and tonight looks clear and cool with overnight lows in the upper 50's to low 60's.
And taking a look ahead...
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7BIRTHDAYS! 9/16/97
Tuesday:

SUPER=130-4/Haley Atkins/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-12/Nathan Hurst/Vinton;



SUPER=130-4/Steven Helms/Hardy;



SUPER=130-11/Celeste Brown/Martinsville;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Davidson/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-14/Derek Webb/Roanoke;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/Sam & Colena Nixon/Pulaski;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-/Faith Craft/Troutville;



SUPER=130-35/Patty Burris/Nashville TN;



SUPER=130-38/John Slayton/Illinios;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-37th/Horace & Doris Light/Roanoke;

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55Soldiers-Homecoming


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-67)
GRAPHIC=Bosnia Peacekeepers


Some Danville soldiers are beginning the week back at home after spending 6 months in Bosnia on a peace keeping mission.
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SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00


Loud cheers, homemade banners, and emotional embraces greeted the soldiers as they arrived at the airport in Greensboro Saturday night.
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SOT 4:16:14
IN Q=I'm overjoyed

((SGT. RECARDO FAULKNER/RETURNING SOLDIER: I'M OVERJOYED. I'M GLAD TO BE BACK HERE, CLOSE TO HOME. I'M JUST HAPPY TO BE BACK.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Recardo Faulkner/Returning Soldier;
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OUT Q=to be back
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SUPER=03-Bosnia/April;


In Bosnia, the Danville national guard unit earned awards for uncovering land mines, patrolling the streets and delivering supplies.
Many of these men plan to enjoy time off with their families before returning to their civilian jobs.
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SOT 4:29:00
IN Q=It's going to be

((ANN MARIE THACKSTON/SOLDIER'S WIFE: IT'S GOING TO BE SOME READJUSTING HAVING SOMEONE BACK LIVING WITH YOU AND BEING THERE 24 HOURS A DAY, SO THAT'S GOING TO BE A NICE ADJUSTMENT.))
SUPER=01-Ann Marie Thackston/Soldier's Wife;
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OUT Q=nice adjustment
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Several soldiers say this is the happiest they've been in months.
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55VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MOrn
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Virginia Military Institute has been CO-ED for more than a month now, and today school officials will submit a progess report in federal court.
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SUPER=@file;


A handful of the first 30 women have left -- including one who was suspended two semesters for striking an upperclassman.
V-M-I has its own watchdog group, the Officer of the Guard Association.
It keeps close tabs on the Rat Line and how women are treated.
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55E-Higher-Ed


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-53
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Some members of the State Council of Higher Education say Roanoke does NOT need a higher-education center.
The city wants to transform a vacant railroad office into a learning center.
But the city does have the support of the Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates.
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IN Q=ON THE CONTRARY

((THOMAS MOSS/SPEAKER OF VIRGINIA HOUSE OF DELEGATES: ON THE CONTRARY THIS IS THE AREA TO DO IT. IT'S GOING TO BE VERY GOOD NOT ONLY FOR THE AREA BUT FOR THE EMPLOYMENT IN THE AREA AND MANY OTHER THINGS THAT GO WITH THAT SORT OF THING. AND SO I THINK IT WAS VERY SHORT SIGHTED OF THE PERSON THAT MADE THAT COMMENT.))
SUPER=01-Thomas Moss/Speaker of Va. House of Del.;
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Thomas Moss says he will support funding for the project.
He feels the center should focus on advanced technology training.
The Roanoke facility would be used by eleven state colleges and largely funded by taxpayers.

55weather


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Turning to today's forecast--
Partly sunny and pleasant, with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Clear and cool overnight, with lows falling to near 60.
More of the same for the next few days...
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8Soldiers-Homecoming


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-67)
GRAPHIC=Bosnia Peacekeepers


After spending seven months in Bosnia, Danville's soldiers were welcomed home this weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00


Loud cheers, homemade banners, and emotional embraces greeted the soldiers as they arrived at the airport in Greensboro Saturday night.
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SOT 4:16:14
IN Q=I'm overjoyed

((SGT. RECARDO FAULKNER/RETURNING SOLDIER: I'M OVERJOYED. I'M GLAD TO BE BACK HERE, CLOSE TO HOME. I'M JUST HAPPY TO BE BACK.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Recardo Faulkner/Returning Soldier;
RUNS=:05-----??????
OUT Q=to be back
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SUPER=03-Bosnia/April;


In Bosnia, the Danville national guard unit earned awards for uncovering land mines, patrolling the streets and delivering supplies.
Many of these men plan to enjoy time off with their families before returning to their civilian jobs.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:29:00
IN Q=It's going to be

((ANN MARIE THACKSTON/SOLDIER'S WIFE: IT'S GOING TO BE SOME READJUSTING HAVING SOMEONE BACK LIVING WITH YOU AND BEING THERE 24 HOURS A DAY, SO THAT'S GOING TO BE A NICE ADJUSTMENT.))
SUPER=01-Ann Marie Thackston/Soldier's Wife;
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OUT Q=nice adjustment
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Several soldiers say this is the happiest they've been in months.
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8VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MOrn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=VMI


Virginia Military Institute will submit a report card for ITSELF later today in Federal Court.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


It's the first quarterly report since the inaugural coed cadet class enrolled at the Lexington school last month.
A few of the first 30 women have left -- including one who was suspended two semesters for striking an upperclassman.
V-M-I has its own watchdog group, the Officer of the Guard Association, that keeps close tabs on the Rat Line and how women are treated.
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8E-Economic-Development


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-52
GRAPHIC=Business News


Chattanooga is being used a guide when it comes to economic growth and development.
Roanoke business, civic and government leaders are in the Tennesse city to learn more.
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SOT 10:34:00
IN Q=THEY HAVE A

((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: THEY HAVE A SIMILAR ECONOMIC BASE TO ROANOKE. THEY'RE A RAIL ROAD COMMUNITY THAT SITS NESTLED IN THE MOUNTAINS SO THEIR ECONOMIC BASE, THEIR GEOGRAPHY IS SIMILAR TO OURS SO WE'RE REALLY GOING TO SEE WHAT IT IS THEY'VE DONE.))
SUPER=01-Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council;
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OUT Q=IT IS THEY'VE DONE
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Chattanooga has revitalized its downtown area, brought in new industries and increased tourism.
Regional leaders say these are all areas in which the Roanoke Valley needs to improve.
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SOT 10:34:23
IN Q=WE WILL BE

((WE WILL BE LOOKING AT THE AQUARIUM DOWN THERE WHICH AS BECOME A BIG TOURIST DRAW, THE GREENWAY SYSTEM. WE'LL BE TAKING THE INCLINE UP THE MOUNTAIN. WE'LL BE MEETING WITH BUSINESS AND CITY OFFICIALS.))
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


The First Annual Leadership Trip was organized by several economic development, tourism and chamber of commerce groups.

8E-Higher-Ed


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-53
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


The Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates is giving his backing to a higher- education center in Roanoke.
City officials want to transform a vacant railroad office into a learning center.
But some members of the State Council of Higher Education say Roanoke does NOT need the facility.
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SOT 15:11:11
IN Q=ON THE CONTRARY

((THOMAS MOSS/SPEAKER OF VIRGINIA HOUSE OF DELEGATES: ON THE CONTRARY THIS IS THE AREA TO DO IT. IT'S GOING TO BE VERY GOOD NOT ONLY FOR THE AREA BUT FOR THE EMPLOYMENT IN THE AREA AND MANY OTHER THINGS THAT GO WITH THAT SORT OF THING. AND SO I THINK IT WAS VERY SHORT SIGHTED OF THE PERSON THAT MADE THAT COMMENT.))
SUPER=01-Thomas Moss/Speaker of Va. House of Del.;
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OUT Q=MADE THAT COMMENT
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Thomas Moss says he will support funding for the project.
He feels the center should focus on advanced technology training.

8Abortion-Rights


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Democratic candidate for Governor Don Beyer will get the endorsement of a national abortion rights group today.
The differences between Beyer and Republican Jim Gilmore are fuzzy in some areas -- but NOT abortion.
Beyer supports abortion rights. Gilmore favors abortion restrictions.
Neither candidate has said much about it.

8weather


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NEWSCAST=cut-in
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Time again to check the forecast as you head back to work--
Partly sunny and seasonable.
High temperatures in the upper 70s.
Clear tonight, with lows cooling off to around 60.
Dry weather lasting through Wednesday, with highs near 80 and lows near 60.
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